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Should I enter competitions?

By |2021-12-03T15:46:50+00:00December 3rd, 2021|Art, Blog, Business, Commercial, Education | Learning, Illustration, Uncategorized|

Well that’s entirely up to you really but there are a few things you should check first. More of that later. In the summer of 2020 (a year we’ll never forget), I took part in my very first art competition. Well, as a business anyway. Obviously I can't forget about all those colouring, egg decorating [...]

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10 Tips for Budding Freelance Illustrators

By |2021-11-19T18:16:17+00:00November 19th, 2021|Art, Blog, Business, Commercial, Education | Learning, Illustration, Licensed, Uncategorized|

1    You need patience and bucketloads of it. You will wait. A lot. For emails. For feedback. For the green light on a project. For approvals. For the final say from everyone involved that the job is complete. For your invoice to be paid. The last one is usually the biggest wait of all. 2    [...]

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Do I really need a designer?

By |2021-11-12T14:35:38+00:00November 12th, 2021|Art, Business, Uncategorized|

That age old question. Do I pay a designer to do it or can I do it myself for free? Well it all depends on what you're considering a designer for really. If you're talking about social media posts, there are definitely things you can do yourself using something like Canva. If you don’t already [...]

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My Top 10 Art Shows

By |2021-10-30T12:34:52+00:00October 29th, 2021|Art, Blog, Uncategorized|

Ooh, I do love an art programme, don't you? It doesn't even have to be that arty. I will watch a bridge being built, skyscrapers being erected. Hell I'll even watch someone glass blowing or bashing iron bars into fence posts because it's the process that's the exciting part right? It's why we're addicted to [...]

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Create More Live

By |2021-10-15T22:52:01+00:00October 15th, 2021|Art, Blog, Education | Learning, Uncategorized|

I'm part of an amazing design community. I've made friends from all over the world because of it and we have our own community hub to share work, tips and have general chit chat. It's all thanks to the lovely team at Design Cuts. It's their 8th birthday this week and they've had an amazing [...]

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London Party Trip

By |2018-09-17T16:08:02+00:00September 17th, 2018|Art, Blog|

When an old friend that you shared some fabulous memories with on several holidays in the Caribbean asks you to a rum and reggae party, the only answer can be YES! Okay, so it's not quite as simple as that because said party just happens to be 310 miles away but it's definitely doable. Plus, [...]

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Dick Bruna – Simply Genius

By |2018-02-07T16:22:35+00:00February 7th, 2018|Animation, Art, Blog, Character Development, Commercial, Illustration, Licensed|

While I was clearing some stuff out from my office today, I stumbled upon an old License Europe magazine. Aside from seeing how much the licensing industry has moved on since 2003, there was a lovely interview with the incredibly talented illustrator Dick Bruna from the Netherlands. Some of you may already have heard of [...]

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Fifty Shades of Christmas

By |2018-02-06T17:02:13+00:00December 12th, 2012|Art, Blog, Character Development, Commercial, Illustration, Licensed|

© Slinkeee Working together with Dylan Moore from Aqua Design Group, we came up with the idea of creating an Ann Summers themed illustration to send as a Christmas card to Ann Summers & Knickerbox chief executive Jacqueline Gold. With myself doing the illustration and Dylan putting together and printing the card, collating all the [...]

Mini break to Lake Windermere

By |2012-10-29T19:41:32+00:00October 29th, 2012|Art, Blog, Photography|

I recently took a much needed break to the beautiful Lake District. After working flat out on an ongoing project, the two nights spent in Bowness-on-Windermere were just what I needed to recharge the batteries. Who couldn't be inspired waking up to this view? If you've never been to the Lakes before and live close [...]

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